Donna and Walter Williams were rattled awake by a loud noise at their door in Dallas.
“Boom, boom, boom!” Donna told WFAA.com. “My husband jumped up, and he said, ‘Somebody’s trying to break in!'”
Their home had been broken into before, so they worried they were about to get robbed.
“We heard, ‘Open the door! Open the door now!'” Donna recalled.
FBI agents stormed into the home looking for a man that the Williams said they’ve never seen before.
“He showed me the picture, and I said, ‘Sir, I’ve never seen this man before in my life,'” Williams said. “It’s only me, my husband, and our little dog.”
The FBI eventually cleared the home.
Dallas FBI Special Agent in Charge Thomas M. Class, Sr., released a statement:
“The FBI attempted to execute a lawful, federal arrest warrant at [the home on] Blanton Street, Dallas, Texas, based upon probable cause to believe a wanted subject resided at that location. The FBI determined through a search of the home and the cooperation of the residents that the subject was not there, and agents departed the scene,”
The Williams family wants answers.
“I want to know why we were treated that way,” she said. “It was so scary. They didn’t ring the doorbell. They didn’t knock on the door. All they was trying to do was break in, and proceeded to treat us like criminals.”